Missing Teenager Serena Beakhurst Found After Twitter and Facebook Campaign

Posted Jan 9, 2011

Serena Beakhurst is a 14 year old that had disappeared roughly about a month ago. But she was found after a massive Facebook and Twitter campaign. Serena was found in the Wandsworth area in south London close to where she was last seen catching a bus from Herne Hill. Stephen Fry, Sarah Brown (wife of former prime minister), and Rio Ferdinand (soccer player) helped push for the social media campaign.

“This campaign has highlighted the strength of the community and how powerful we can be when we unite our efforts. Without the dedicated members of the Facebook group, ‘Please help us find Serena Beakhurst,’ this would have just been another unreported case of a missing child,” said Serena’s cousin James Andrew in an interview.

Serena went missing on December 15th when she was taking the bus to attend a beauty therapy college course. The police plans to interrogate her about what happened.

[Guardian UK]